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  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
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directum; Tumblr
  • Recommended by Ladyofthelibrary
  • Primarily writes Dadvid stories that have heartwarming resolutions (and is widely credited for creating the Teen!Dadvid concept) though also has a "Daniel Redemption" AU that has become well-loved in the fandom and a couple of Dark Fic stories


  • Recommended by Ladyofthelibrary
  • Writes lots of Dadvid and shipping.

     General Fics 
Computer Troubles by Skelesister
  • Recommended by: smoov22
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When David's quick minute out turns into an all-day hassle, so does the camp. Gwen and David get steam built up and have no choice but to...unleash it.
  • Pairing(s): N/A
  • Tags: Swearing

Lovesick Nik by Daisy Queen Yisel

  • Recommended by: JVM
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's finally time for Adventure Camp, and Nikki and Ered form a team for the activities of the day, and Nikki's stopping at nothing to prove herself. Neil and Max, meanwhile, are suspicious that Ered is taking advantage of Nikki to win the competition. Also featuring Gwen.
  • Pairing(s): Nikki/Ered (but it's really a Gen Fic focused on Nikki)
  • Tags: Swearing, Homophobia

Run Away Home by MicrosuedeMouse

  • Recommended by: King Fez
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: Max was the last person Gwen expected to find standing outside her apartment early on a Wednesday morning in September. But he had nowhere else to go. And the only logical next step was to call David.
  • Pairings: Minor David/Gwen
  • Tags: "Nuclear family" W.A.F.F.. If you like Dadvid and Momgwen, this is the fic for you.

     Shipping Fics 
Camp Camp High High by Puregold
  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary.
  • Synopsis: The Camp Campbell gang are now in high school and naturally, have started dating. This...doesn't necessarily go well for everyone and pulling together might be the only way they'll make it out.
  • Ship (s): Max/Preston, Nikki/Nerris, Neil/Harrison
  • Warnings: Series-compliant swearing, trans characters, abusive dating scenarios, violence, homophobic behavior, discussion of abusive parents, sexual situations, references to drinking, stalking, death threats...let's just say tread carefully because there are a LOT of things that could trigger you.

Bound by funhousefreak

  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nikki presents Neil and Max with a stunning proposition. The boys naively agree, unaware that their decision will completely change their friendship and their lives forever. A friends-to-lovers story
  • Ship (s): Neil/Nikki/Max
  • Comments: A surprisingly balanced approach to One True Threesome with the author deliberately going out of their way to make sure all 3 members of the triad not only got personal screentime and growth but also got to spend time one-on-one with the other members.
  • Warnings: Sexual situations, discussion of abuse, Self-Harm and Attempted Rape (with flashback for the last one), homophobic behavior, Max's mother being a total bitch

     AU Fics 
Daniel's Descension by directium
  • Recommended by: rioludoodle
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2018
  • Synopsis: Daniel is sentenced to house arrest at Camp Campbell after the events of Cult Camp. Naturally, he's miserable.
  • Pairing(s): Mild bit of Gwen/David

Something's Strange at Camp Camp by KuzAnn

  • Recommended by: smoov22
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Lake Lilac is home to species of varying levels of magic, sympathy, and human-ness. Most campers may not know a thing, but those who do may not even know just what connections their counselors have.
    • (From ArchiveOfOurOwn) Camp Campbell isn't your average summer camp. Strange creatures stalk the wilds, a helpful werewolf prowls the woods, and a giant slug monster lives in the lake. Max is determined to prove this and more to his counselors in the hopes that the camp will be shut down, but that isn't the only thing he'll have to worry about this summer. Certain organizations have interest in the Lake Lilac region, and they're out to cause trouble regardless of who it hurts. This will be a summer to remember.
  • Pairing(s): Supposedly David/Gwen

Jasper is a Cool Dad by MadManMaddox

  • Recommended by: Captn Ross
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Jasper can't stop pacing back and forth in the living room, because he can hardly contain his nervous excitement over finally being able to raise a child with David. David met this child at his summer job at Camp Campbell, and he needed a new family after being orphaned by his neglectful parents. Perhaps something good can finally come out of that crappy place. And maybe Jasper can finally be the cool dad he's always wanted to be! It's just a shame that his new son is nowhere near as enthusiastic about the family life as he is.
  • Pairing(s): Jasper/David
  • Tags: Swearing, Max being Max, Jasper is alive AU

My Extremely Late Week of Dadvid by Nekohime1

  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Max's parents show up late to pick the kid up and prove not only neglectful but outright abusive to the point of Max being scared, David offers Max the chance to come home with him, a chance Max latches onto. Now the pair must navigate the massive changes that come with being father and son.

David for a Dad by Nekohime1

  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary.
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Synopsis: David didn't expect to see Max inside of the foster home. Max didn't think he would fight tooth and nail to get custody so quickly. But of course three weeks later they're heading back to Camp Campbell for another summer well spent. Max would be sure to stir up some hell while there.
  • Pairings: Mild David/Gwen
  • Warnings: Series-compliant swearing, violence, kidnapping.

Sunshine in a Storm by directum

  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Despite how difficult it is for him to wait, David has accepted the fact that it’ll be a few years before he’s ready to become a father. But when life tosses both a stormy evening and a grumpy little three-year-old with big opinions and a home life that may or may not be questionable his way, David struggles between siding with his possibly selfish thoughts or with the more rational side of things when it comes to doing what’s best for the boy’s well-being and happiness. Unfortunately for David, his troubled past makes it difficult to figure out exactly what IS best for the boy and he soon discovers that he'll be battling multiple storms throughout the night.
  • Comments: An adorable Teen!Dadvid fic with one of the most adorable "toddler!Max"s in fanfiction.
  • Warnings: Child abuse and neglect.

Camp Campbell but with Black Cats and Pointy Hatsby Moon_In_The_Stars

  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: “Are you excited, Max? We’re getting, not one, not three, but two new students today!”
    “Oh yeah, I’m just sooooo excited to have more pain in the arse students running around the fucking school. If either are in my house, I’ll Avada Kedavra you AND the entire school.”
    “Mr. Mars! Watch that mouth of yours, if not, I’ll be forced to deduced points from your house, and you know I hate taking points away.”
    “Suck my dick, David.” Max spat, glaring as he insulted the teacher.
    “That’s it, one point off due to your foul mouth. Also, you know the rules, call me Professor Elm.”
    “You’re right, Professor, I’m sorry…”
    “Aw, it’s ok, Max, as long as you’re sorry. 10 points to-”
    “Sorry, you’re such a fucking pussy.”

    • No one asked for this but here it is anyway, enjoy. Enjoy the magical world of Harry Potter with Maxwell Mars, a Slytherin who's pureblooded, Slytherin family is accused of being Death Eaters, Neil Faunus, a half-blood from America who just wants to learn, and Nicolette Jones, a Muggle-born who has never been more excited to go to school before. (This is post-book Hogwarts, Harry and company are already adults and this is set in 2018)
  • Tags: Crossover with Franchise/Harry Potter
  • Comments: The author does a good job placing the canon characters in the world of Hogwarts and its surrounding world and the story that's been hinted at is very compelling.

Reverse Dadvid: MAXDAD! by Keera

  • Recommended by: ladyofthelibrary.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Despite being a counselor there, Max hates Camp Campbell and is not shy about that fact. He does, however, care about his campers, especially David, a sweet redhead who loves nature and has shitty parents. Summer turns into a wild ride as Max ends up proving the care he covers up but would never deny.
  • Comments: A role swap for David and Max with their canon personalities intact that works very well, with Max fitting surprisingly well into David's original role in the timeline and all of the changes that occur making perfect sense.

torn and restored (and torn again) by Aqua Quadrant

  • Recommended by: thedoritooverlord.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Harrison manages to bring his brother back, but things are still somehow not okay.
  • Comments: A sad, slightly bittersweet fic about the incident involving Harrison and his brother, his attempts to bring him back, and what happens afterward. Painful in all the right ways, with a bit of Max!angst for good measure. Overall a very effective story.

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